In 2006, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be re-elected governor of California, Internet giant Google will suffer a setback -- and Brazil will hang on to the World Cup. If Earth doesn't get wiped out by a giant comet first, that is.
I'll grant that the Governator will probably get re-elected in '06 (but why would he instigate martial law? It doesn't make any sense) and the Brazil will probably win the World Cup (at least that's where the safe bets are), but the whole thing about the Bible/Torah codes and the psychic with the asteroid hangup I can do without.
Although I have to admit the thing about Google getting into trouble is interesting. I wonder what Wired bases that prediction on?
- Pseudo (humans are poor prophets) Croat
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God wants spiritual fruits, not religious nuts. Posts: 4578 | From: Sunrise, FL | Registered: Apr 2002
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Aren't there predictions every year about this being the year that the world is going to end?
quote:He also predicts legislators in the United States and elsewhere will take steps to protect citizens against "the perils of unprotected Internet data mining" into their personal lives, including credit and health histories.
Kind of obvious. Legislators have been taking steps like that for the past couple of years.
quote: Another widespread forecast: by the end of the year, there will be a one-in-three chance that you are making your phone calls, especially long-distance ones, over the Internet. For free.
Also obvious. There've been ads for these services for at least four years now.
quote: Bill Gray of Colorado University uses turbo-charged computer models that crunch data on global sea-surface temperatures and atmospheric conditions to forecast the number and intensity of hurricanes that will hit the US each year.
Gray, whose track record is startlingly good, says 2006 will be no picnic -- 17 named tropical storms, nine hurricanes and five major, high-wind hurricanes, nearly twice the historical average in all categories.
I don't think this should be included with these other predictions. This guy is using a computer program to crunch hard data, not trying to extract something dire from religious texts or psychic visions.
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